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Last updated: 11 May 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 28 maart 1981
Tijd:15:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Vloog voor:Caribbean Air Cargo
Gehuurd van:Tuky Air Transport
Registratie: N98AS
Constructienummer: 10431
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van St. Croix (   Amerikaanse Maagdeneilanden)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI/TBPB), Barbados
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Beschrijving:
The no. 3 engine caught fire. The fire was extinguished and the prop feathered. The DC-4 then suffered control difficulties and had to be ditched as a consequence. The aircraft sank after 45 minutes.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
miscellaneous - undetermined
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

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